Dean Pomerleau Posted November 8, 2015 Report Share Posted November 8, 2015 I seem to be a glutton for punishment, refusing to learn my lesson about the possibility of losing drafts of post to these forums, which can be quite frustrating, particularly if the post is a long one. And I know I'm not alone in having lost posts by having accidentally hitting the 'back' button or some other mistake in my browser while composing a message. Good news! I finally figured out how to exploit the "auto save" feature that I could see existed, and which I've highlighted in this (interestingly recursive) screen capture (click to enlarge): If you lose the text of a post through some sort of human error, simply start composing another post. In the new (initially empty) posting window, simply click on the "View Auto Saved Content" location at the bottom of the compose window, which is highlighted in the above screenshot, and it will pop up a window of what's been most recently autosaved. It will give you the option of restoring the autosaved content, and voila - you've got (at least most of) your post back. [Note - I believe as Zeta points out, that this only works if you are using the regular (or full) editor to compose your message, not the quick "reply to this topic" box at the bottom of each thread. If you start composing a message in the "reply to this topic" box, and want to make sure you have the ability to recover your work, click the "more reply options" button to switch to the full editor.] [Note 2 - If the "View Auto Saved Content" doesn't show up because you've been drafting your post in the "Quick Reply" window at the bottom of the page, simply start recomposing your message in the quick reply window and then hit "More reply options" to switch to the full editor. A short time later (in the full editor) the "View Auto Saved Content" option (or sometimes "Last Auto saved: " option) should show up. Click on it and you should be able to recover your lost draft] I just can't believe I didn't try that before... It would have saved me a lot of time and effort. Live and learn... --Dean Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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